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knowledge Mr. Pitt acquired under the ication of his excellent elementary work care of a private tutor at Burton Pyn- on Christian Theology, bas, in terms of sent, the seat of his father ; and the very affectionate regard, borne the most Earl took pleasure in teaching him, honorable testimony, not only to the while still a youth, to argue with logi- promising abilities, but to the private cal precision, and to speak with elegance virtues and amiable dispositions of his and force. He accustomed him to the illustrious pupil. Mr. Pitt was afterpractice of making accurate enquiries wards entered a student of Lincoln's respecting every subject that caught Inn, and made so rapid a progress in his attention, and taught him not to re- his legal studies, as to be soon called main satisfied with a superficial obser- to the bar, with every prospect of sucFation of appearances. These lessons

He once or twice went upon the brought him into an early practice of western circuit, and appeared as junior cool and patient investigation, rarely, if counsel in several causes. On the disever, acquired by those who prefer the solution of Parliament in September, trappings of eloquence, and the showy 1780, Mr. Pitt was returned for a bor. ornaments of language, to plain soberough, at the age of 22. diction, and pertinent matter of fact. Under such an able paternal guide, an

From this era of his political acute mind could not fail to imbibe a birth until the year of his death, store of sound practical knowledge. we lose sight of Mr. Pitt (at least The Earl saw in his son, a future in the pages of the annalist) and statesman, and, in all probability, a future minister of his country also. It

behold only the politician and the was a laudable ambition, and to gratify premier. It is not our wish to de. it he spared no exertions ; directing tain the reader, or swell our rehis whole attention to the great object view with giving extracts from exof rendering his son accomplished in all things requisite to form a publick selves with referring him to the

tracts ; but we will content our. character, and to preserve the lustre already attached to the name of Wil. newspapers of the last eighteen liam Pitt. He, himself, frequently en. years for specimens of the matter tered into disputations with him, and and style of the remainder of the encouraged him to converse with others,

volume. As we have however upon subjects far above what could be expected from his years. In the ma

quoted the first page, we will also nagement of these arguments, his fa- quote the last, and, in so doing, bether would never cease to press him lieve we have given all, which has with difficulties : nor would he permit any claim to originality :him to stop, till the subject of contention was completely exhausted. By During the early part of the year, being inured to this method, the son

the greatest efforts had been used by acquired that quality which is of the the British government to awaken the first consequence in publick life....a continental powers to a just sense of sufficient degree of firmness and pre- their own honour and of the dangers sence of mind, as well as a ready de. that awaited them from the enormous livery, in which he was wonderfully power of France, and to induce the aided both by nature and education. three great princes to make common That he miglit enjoy all the benefits of cause with this country. Bonaparte instruction which this country could in the meanwhile was increasing his give him, and at the same time, by a preparations for invasion, and they were Tapid progress in the preliminary stu- so nearly matured, that the attempt dies, qualify himself early for the sen. was expected to be made every day, ate, he was, at between fourteen and when the French troops were suddenly falteen years of age, taken from under marched from Bologne to Germany. the private tuition of the Rev. Mr.Wil. A coalition had indeed been formed, state, and entered at Pembroke hall, Cam. and upon a scale of such magnitude, bridge, where he was placed under the that ministers, with reason, hoped a , tuition of Dr. Turner, now dean of most successful issue. The precipiKorwich, and Dr. Pretyman, the pres- tancy and fatal errors of the Austrians est bishop of Lincoln; who, in the ded- are known, and the consequent defeat VOL IV. No. 2


of the coalesced monarchs by the dis.' made after him, and a statement of his graceful capitulation of Ulm, and the danger was transmitted to his majesty, victory of Austerlitz, which enabled to his relations, and most of his friends; Bonaparte to dictate peace to the em- lady Huster Stanhope, his neice, and peror of Germany, to compel tbe em- Mr. James Stanhope bad an interview peror of Russia to march his army back with him on Wednesday morning, and to his own dominions, and to new-mod- received his last adieu ; his brother, al the territories and governments of the earl of Chatham, took his last fare. the German princes. The depression wel in the afterrioon. The bishop of which events so calamitous, and so en- Lincoln continued with him all night. tirely beyond the ordinary occurrences The mortal symptoms were now apof war, produced in England, was great proaching to a crisis. His extremities and general. The nation could scarcely were already cold, and his senses hebe roused by the glorious battle of Tra- gan to fiul. As a last and desperate falgar. Mr. Pitt, whose health had effort to protract life, blisters were aplong been declining under the fatigues plied to the soals of his feet ; they re. of never-ceasing attention to the atlairs stored him to something of sensation of his .country, sunk beneath the c:- and recollection, but they could arrest lamity. He had been to Bath for the nothing of the progress of death. It is benefit of the waters, and had returned said that he continued clear and comto London for the purpose of attending posed till a short time before his dissothe meeting of parliament, when his lution, which took place without a disorder increased to an alarming de struggle, at half past four on the Thurs. gree. It was an hereditary gout, at- day morning, and the last words that tended with extreme weakness brought trembled on his lips were “Os my on by a too anxious attention to busi: COUNTRY." ness. His nervous system was so shattered as to deprive him for weeks to

We feel unwilling to dismiss gether of sleep. Water in the chest, this volume, without bestowing on and extraordinary debility of the stom- it some signal marks of our un. ach, supervened. On Tuesday, the

qualified censure.

We would 21st of January, 1806, his disorder was so aggravated, that all expectation was

wish, with censorial justice, to gibat an end. It became necesary for his

bet it, in terrour to those writers, physicians to declare an opinion, and “ who make books, as apothecaries that Mr. Pitt himself should be made make medicines, by pouring from acquainted with his imminent danger. one vessel into another.” But its The bishop of Lincoln, his tutor and subject has saved it: the niedal him, fulfilled the painful office with intrinsically is worthless, but the firmness. Mr. Pitt was hardly sensi- image and superscrip:ion ble : this dreaded shock had scarcely vine ; nor could we, without scrupower to dissipate his lethargy; but ple, assign, to the cook or the after a few moments he waved his

trunkmaker, those pages which hand, and was left alone with the bish. op. He had desired that some papers

are sanctified by the magnum et should be brought to him, to which his venerabile nomen of William Pitt. signature was necessary ; and after he had settled all worldly concerns, he desired to receive the sacrament from

ART. 9. his venerable friend, and it was accord

Letters on the existence and charingly administered. Some time passed in the solemn duties of religion. His

acier of the Deity, and on the will was made in a calm interval be.'

morai state of man, tween this time and the following day. Dobson, Philadelphia, printed He had signified a desire to write a by the author. 2 vols. 12mo. few lines, but his exhausted condition deprived him of the power. The ply. sicians now thought proper to discon

In the preface the aut!:or latinue medicine. During the morningments the general - want of scripof Wednesday repeated inquiries were tural kuowledge

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men, and informs us that these of the Greek words all and alov, letters were designed as materials is not authorized by the best lexi. or hints for thinking, and are pub- cographers and commentators. lished with an earnest desire of The adjective, in its primary sense, drawing the attention of young per. signifies a real and proper eternity. sons to the study of those subjects It is an universal rule, in all lanwhich are universally important." guages, that words must be taken We were ready to give every de- in their original acceptation, unless gree of credit, and make every al- there be some concomitant circum. lowance that might possibly be re- stance, exprest or implied, to give quired, to a writer who proceeded them a figurative sense. “ The on such worthy motives; and were words everlasting, eternal, forever, much pleased with the perspicuity and the like, (says bishop Newton) of his style, and the clearness with are sometimes used in a limited which he evinces the general truths sense, or do not always signify an of christianity, in the first part of endless duration. But whenever his work; but hope and confidence these words do not signify an endWere soon displaced by surprise and less duration, it is because they are disappointment, when we found applied to things, which are only the sole aim, and scope of the of icmporary duratio!), and mani. whole work, was to revive exploded festly and confessedly known to be heresies, to propagate erroneous such. The sense is limited and opinions and give to wild unfounded restrained by the nature of the conjectures the semblance of estab- 'thing. But when the nature of the lished truth. Such is the tendency thing does not limit and restrain of these letters, which exhibit their it, the words should certainly be author as a Pythagorean, a Uni- taken in their proper and genuine vers list, and an Anabaptist.

signification." Newton's Works, That we should combat the fan- vol. 6, p. 353. ciful notion of a metempsichosis, Unless Mr. D. can prove, that. or the doctrines of universal re- he understands Greek better thau demption, and the impropriety of the ablest divines, who have written baptising infants, is perfectly un- on this subject, we shall not feel necessary. Orthodox christians, inclined to adopt his translations. who have been at any pains to ex- When an author again intrudes amine their faith, and know upon upon the publick, topicks which what foundation it stands, are sat- were once in controversy, but upisfied that these points have been on which the greatest number of amply discussed by able men, have most learned and eminent divines been long settled, and the rubbish have clearly decided ; there is reathrown aside by all straight-faded son to fear that he can have no persons, who wish not to be inter- other object in view than to inrupted in the right path, and pre- crease the perplexity of those wio sume not to be wise above what is still doubt, and mislead the weak written. With respect to the un. and wavering, who are easily informed, they can be directed to “ blown about by every wind of better sources, froin whence to de- doctrine ;” for what effect can he rive more satisfaction than either expect to produce on men of abiliour time or talents can furnish for ty, who, with upright intentions, them. We will, however, observe have examined for themselves? that Mr. Dubso, in his translation. But, perhaps, he flaters himself that he has gone deeper into the the very same subjects attempted subject than his predecessors in to be supported by the very same heterodoxy, and has brought for- and many other arguments, in ward arguments not only new, but which we have found more inof more force and efficacy than any genuity and plausibiiity than is in others ; if such are his notions, we our power to compliment him must take the liberty to undeceive with. him, and assure him we have seen


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